Northern Inv. Co PLC – AGM Statement

24th June 2008

RNS Number : 5452X
Northern Investors Co PLC
25 June 2008



The Company announces that at the annual general meeting held on 25 June 2008
all of the resolutions set out in the notice of meeting were duly passed by

The resolutions included those to re-elect as directors Mr Peter Haigh, Mrs
Sarah Stewart, Mr Michael Denny and Mr Frank Neale.

The resolutions included, as special business, that the Company’s Articles of
Association be amended as set out in the notice of meeting for the purpose of
taking account of the Companies Act 2006 provisions so far as they relate to
conflicts of interests.

In accordance with the Listing Rules, copies of the resolution proposed and
passed as special business have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority and
will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority’s Document
Viewing Facility
which is situated at:

The Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 5HS

Details of proxy voting on the resolutions put to shareholders at the annual
general meeting are as follows:

Number Resolution For Discretionary Against Abstentions
1 To receive the 7,325,636 Nil 220,509 43,196
financial statements
for the year ended
31 March 2008
2 To declare a final 7,545,889 Nil Nil 43,452
dividend of 5.0p per
share in respect of
the year ended 31
March 2008
3 To approve the 7,322,355 Nil 220,811 46,175
remuneration report
in respect of the
year ended 31 March
4 To re-elect Mr P J 7,307,852 Nil 236,025 45,464
Haigh as a director
5 To re-elect Mrs S L 7,323,276 Nil 220,857 45,208
Stewart as a
6 To re-elect Mr E M P 7,321,740 Nil 22,137 45,464
Denny Stewart as a
7 To re-elect Mr F L G 4,748,275 Nil 2,795,858 45,208
Neale as a director
8 To reappoint KPMG 7,316,318 Nil 228,312 44,711
Audit Plc as
independent auditors
9 To authorise the 7,324,886 Nil 220,000 44,455
directors to fix the
remuneration of the
independent auditors
10 To authorise the 7,541,574 Nil 518 47,249
directors to allot
shares pursuant to
Section 80 of the
Companies Act 1985
11 To disapply Section 7,534,867 Nil 7,626 46,848
89 of the Companies
Act 1985 in relation
to certain
allotments of equity
12 To authorise the 7,530,773 Nil 15,372 43,196
Company to make
market purchases of
ordinary shares in
accordance with
Section 166 of the
Companies Act 1985
13 To amend the 7,526,067 Nil 9,150 54,124
Company’s articles
of association


Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor, NVM Private Equity Limited – 0191 244 6000


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